- Title: You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!
- Author: Jonah Winter
- ISBN: 9780375987489
- Page: 236
- Format: ebook
Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel worked with such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle he led the New York Yankees to a record breaking TEN pennants and SEVEN World Series in twelve years he invented platooning, a way to use players that revolutionized the game he was a prankster who became famous for sayings like Everybody line up alphabetically accordinLegendary baseball manager Casey Stengel worked with such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle he led the New York Yankees to a record breaking TEN pennants and SEVEN World Series in twelve years he invented platooning, a way to use players that revolutionized the game he was a prankster who became famous for sayings like Everybody line up alphabetically according to your height The brains behind any baseball team is its manager and here s a picture book biography about the best, most beloved and entertaining manager in history A first rate picture book for baseball fans Booklist, Starred
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Great biography of Casey Stengel of the most interesting figures in the annals of sports history. Great lesson for children on how failure can lead to success if you just keep trying - "The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided."
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! is another picture book in Jonah Winter’s series that revisits earlier baseball eras and makes the players (and managers) accessible to today’s young readers. Casey Stengel was, at first, a player with limited skills. As Stengel himself said, “I was not successful as a ballplayer, as it was a game of skill.” Stengel then built a knowledge base from participating in thousands of baseball games and used it to transform himself into one of the most success [...]
What a fabulously entertaining narrative story Jonah Winter's voice makes the book a pleasure to read from start to finish!
Picture book biography about the colorful NY Yankees manager during their dominant 1950's era. I knew nothing about him so I learned a lot, such as: he spoke in colorful funny quips called Stengelese ("The team has come along slow but fast"), was a prankster during his years as a ballplayer, and did absentminded things like walk onto the field without pants (while managing the Toledo Mudhens, whom I always think of as "Crankshaft's team" :-) Interesting book with caricature-style pen and ink dra [...]
Written for a very young audience that has to be interested in baseball and have some prior knowledge of Casey Stengel to truly get the most enjoyment. Reading level is beyond very very young. Does provide interesting background and includes some of the 'tales' associated with this baseball legend.
LOVED this one. Engaging writing! Humorous! INtersting illustrations, picking up on the who was series with the larger heads but not cartoony. Also, the illustrations followed closely with the text, inserting a suit wearing dog when it was mentioned in the text. Hate baseball, love this book.
I enjoyed the previous two "You Never Heard Of?!" titles focusing on baseball greats Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the author focusing on someone now known for his baseball talents as much as his baseball management skills. Casey Stengel, who led the New York Yankees to seven World Series crowns, was, to say the least, a controversial figure during this time. Born and reared in Kansas City, Missouri, Casey had enough baseball skills to play in the majors, b [...]
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Barry Blitt, I believe could be the next Caldecott winner. The illustrations are wonderfully done, the water colors are subtle making it look rather cartoon like. This cartoon like feel also translates to the words written by Jonah. This light hearted novel tells the story of Casey Stengel and his work as a baseball manager for the New York Yankees. These cartoon like baseball characters are funny. However, the picture [...]
In this lengthy picture book, the life and times of the inimitable Stengel is given complete coverage. From his less than stellar playing days to the controversies of his coaching career, Stengel's various eccentricities are covered with affection and humor. I hadn't known anything about this legendary coach, and was vastly amused by how outspoken and outrageous he was. Sometimes this worked for him, but other times it didn't, and the reader is given enough information to draw personal conclusio [...]
In this humorous biography of baseball legend Casey Stengel, readers are introduced to the mediocre player and then presented with the amazing manager who stood up for himself and his decisions, leading the New York Yankees to consecutive wins. He often was his own worst enemy because he was so goofy. Longish for a picturebook, the illustrations are pen and ink and watercolor and are as fun as the text - don’t miss Stengel in his boxers! Plenty of information within the text itself, with some [...]
A biography of the clownish Yankee baseball manager, complete with some of his nonsensical quotes. He and Yogi Berra together must have been something to witness. I'm a fan of these "You Never Heard of" baseball biographies by Winter and I like that each is illustrated by a different artist. They have all been perfect for the subject, and Barry Blitt's portray of Casey here is excellent. They don't make 'em like Casey Stengel anymore. Also, this is a fine tribute to a deep knowledge and study of [...]
Reviewed for the Mock Caldecott Awards. Not one of my favorites because I'm not much of a sports fan but I really liked the watercolor and ink drawings although I thought the faces looked a little awkward. The book was well written and presented quite a bit of very readable historical information. I think this would appeal to any youngsters who were particularly interested in sports, especially baseball.
This is a great non-fiction book for baseball lovers. It tells the story of Casey Stengel, a goofy unsuccessful MLB player who actually becomes an extremely successful manager for the New York Yankees from 1949-1960. The writing style is fun with strong vocabulary to interest stronger young readers. There are great ticket shaped sidebars of information throughout the book with a glossary and website reference page in the back.
Winter adds to his baseball biographies of classic stars (Koufax and Mays) with this biography of NY Yankee manager Stengle. I'm not sure whether todays readers would see out this story tough he captures Stengel's story with plenty of funny anecdotes, interesting detailed inserts and added information in end pages.
Baseball historians may enjoy this, but I found it to be just OK. It doesn't really put his life in the context of American history at the time, and the author's voice is a bit goofy. It seems to fit the subject since Casey Stengel appeared to be a goofball as well, but I thought it didn't read with substance.
This would be the perfect book for children who love baseball, and learning about some of the people who made baseball great; like Casey Stengel. I appreciated the message in this book lasted a span of years for Casey Stengel, and showed that if you are truly passionate about something, you should absolutely never give up. Perseverance wins every time.
Another great baseball picture book. Uses authentic baseball terminology and pictures. Biographical without trying to cover his entire life. It is inspiring to read about goofball who got no respect rising to the heights of success due to his own hard work, concentration, and lightheartedness.
Great balance of information and humor, some of which made me laugh out loud. I actually hadn't heard of Stengel until I read this book, but I'm so glad I know about him now. This will appeal to both fans and non-fans of baseball.
I'm not really a baseball fan, but this was an interesting book about an apparently important figure in baseball history. An easy read with fun illustrations, this will be a winner with youngsters who LOVE baseball.
Great pictures and quotes. Very entertaining biography.
I have to admit I'd never heard of this guy, but he sounds so fun! The book makes a good point that it takes more than being a ball player to be a good manager.
One of the liveliest nonfiction texts I've ever read! Will definitely use for Reading Week.
Great picture book biography. I think Winter did a great job of bringing Stengel's voice into the narrative. A terrific book for baseball-loving kids.
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